Thomas Mtobi Mapikela, businessman, politician and speaker of the African National Congress (ANC) who was the first chairperson

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Thomas Mtobi Mapikela, businessman, politician and speaker of the African National Congress (ANC) who was the first chairperson of the provisional committee of the South African Non-White Athletics Union in 1928, is born in Hleunoeng, Basutoland. He died in Bloemfontein in 1945.

References:
• Verwey, E.J. (ed)(1995). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.1, Pretoria: HSRC.

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